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April 11, 2012 by Leila Taha
“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Those words were written by Benjamin Franklin in 1789, and there's still a great deal...also in this article
Film Actress, Television Actress, Pin-up / 1934 -
Sophia Loren is an Academy Award-winning Italian actress. A striking beauty, Loren is often listed among the world's all time most attractive women.
April 26, 2012 by Leila Taha
Among the many, many artists who struggle to become famous, only a small handful succeed. And an even smaller group succeeds posthumously. Whether it's due to the...also in this article
Songwriter, Singer / 1941 - 1967Otis Redding’s career was cut short when he died in a plane crash in 1967. His song “(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay” became his first and only No. 1 hit in 1968.
April 4, 2012 by Josh Mapes
The start of spring signals the beginning of another year of Major League Baseball. As sports fans look forward to another season, join BIO in looking back at the...also in this article
Baseball Player / 1919 - 1972
Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball, becoming Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.
April 30, 2012 by Julien McNab
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal-makers...also in this article
Prime Minister / 1925 - 2013
The first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figurehead of conservative ideology during her time in office.
April 27, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Biography.com has launched a new feature we're calling "Week in Review," which highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, or magnanimous gaffes.
While there were many people to...also in this article
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
U.S. Representative / 1953 -
John Edwards served in the U.S. Senate from 1998 to 2004. He was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in the 2004 election, and twice ran for president.